Category Archives: Hotels

IF YOU ARE HEADING TO FRANCE THIS SUMMER…………

My design partner….RENATE…….lives in Nice……..and this is her “go to” restaurant…….and Hotel……. it is fabulous {just like her}.

As it is a 5 star hotel …….a junior suite for two will cost you $1500…. the SPA is lovely…..[but that costs extra].

HOTEL LUTETIA PARIS…….Renovated for $200 million…..and now open.

In the 1920’s……  guests were Charles de Gaulle, James Joyce, Albert Camus.  Picasso and Matisse lived here in the 1030’s.  In the 1950’s Josephine Baker crooned in the bar.


More recent guests ……..Brad Pitt and Catherine Deneuve…..and the list goes on.

After 100 years………the grand LUTETIA is once again grand.  When I stayed here in 1970….my room was $20 [and that was a lot]……..now it is almost $1000.

Bar Josephine…..Murano glass chandeliers ………new baths.  There are seven signature suites  but those go for $5000 a night.

WHITBY HOTEL • NYC

The Whitby Hotel on West 56th street……near Central Park and all the other exciting places in the city…Apple, Tiffany, Prada…..all just steps away.

The hotel is rather austere from the outside…..but once inside….you will not want to leave.

The breakfast nook is actually my favorite room……..tho the breakfast is a bit pricey………$30 for granola or french toast………but worth every tasty morsel.

CLICK ON..………. to find your favorite room.

The corner suite with the terrace is on sale right now for $900 per night.

SLEEP LIKE A PARISIAN when in PARIS

You can stay in a fab apt………..in Paris……Airbnb……or ……Oasis Collections……or ………One Fine Stay.  Then there is Paris Perfect.

All of these apartments are in great locations…………but……..MARGAUX is my favorite…..and the 7th arrondissement is also my favorite place to be….in PARIS.


AUTUMN in Orvieto…….ITALY

Instead of AUTUMN in New York………….how about AUTUMN in Orvieto Italy.

My friends at PARKER VILLAS will rent you this very spacious villa at the off-season price of $12,ooo a week.  Room for your family and a few friends.  Give them a call.  You will love it here.  Oh, a cook and butler is included……so you can spend more time in the pool………..or on the tennis court…………or just play pingpong

My friend Sally has spent some time here in Orvieto and she loves it.

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SOLAR-ECLIPSE nyc Watch Parties

New York Hotels with a rooftop pool and  bar invite you for a swim and an elipse cocktail and a view of the The Great American Eclipse.

Hotel Americano is a hoot………..fun roof to pool and view.

 

the 1 Hotel under the Brooklyn Bridge

 

The BUNGALOW BAR for a dip and a free elipse too.

The MUSEUM of NATURAL HISTORY on Central Park West will titillate you in the ROSE ROOM.

W HOTEL • Wall Street

 

I decided to spend a week-end “staycation” in the Wall Street area  at the W HOTEL.

I asked to all see all available room “with a view”.  WOW!

Guess which room I took!

The room with the champagne bucket [ three bottles of water].